I like a challenge, especially when your friends and folks on Twitter call you crazy. So, here we go. 2019: The Year Without a Beer!
2019: The Year Without a Beer!
Ever since I saw a documentary about alcohol earlier in 2018, I was toying with the idea of drinking less beer. I like beer! A lot, no not necessarily A lot, just a lot! Okay?! I (really!) don’t drink that much. But because I like the specialty beers, which often have a higher alcohol percentage, I was still going over recommended (daily/weekly) limits on regular basis. I like to have a very long “retirement”. Preferably also a healthy one. I know, what a concept! But I also want to have fun in life… a devilish dilemma!
So when you throw the word out on twitter (that you want to stop drinking in 2019), you get this:
A year? I love juvenile over-boldness 😉
— FOB (@OpwegnaarFO) December 22, 2018
What!?!??? Have you gone mad?
— Mr. 1500 (@retirein1500) December 22, 2018
That's a bet I don't even bother with.
— Mark Seed (@myownadvisor) December 22, 2018
Let's drink to that! You are braver than I am.
— Lonneke Lodder (@projectlonica) December 22, 2018
Well, thanks for the support folks! 😉
Funny thing is, the more people tell me I’m crazy (and stupid). The stronger my motivation to do it. So thank you all! I’m actually not going to drink any alcohol in 2019. No beer, no wine, no whiskey, nothing. Gosh, what’s wrong we me?!
Currently I’m in the process of cleaning out the beers I have with an expiration date of before 2020. I’ve got
5 4 3 left… The rest is put away for a long time! I’m not going to completely give up alcohol in my life, but I do want to limit a bit more.
I’ve already started this in 2017. I no longer drink beers I actually don’t like. Like Heineken, Amstel, Oranjeboom, Coors, Bud, etc. Even the stuff that is marginally okay, I don’t drink. It really has to be good and special. That’s the only thing I will sacrifice my liver (and life) for. Or better put, I don’t want to take on any extra health risks for stuff that’s not worth it.
2019 will thus be a major reset. No more alcohol in 2019 and only really, really good stuff as of 2020, in moderation…
What am I going to miss in 2019? Well this:
And this (for the Dutch):
And this (for everyone):
And to end this worst post of 2018 with a high note:
Are you in too?